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Old 09 December 2008, 23:36   #1
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Great Giania Sisters Oficially Coming to Nintendo DS !

Yes its true !

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...eculture-retro


Small extract from the article...

"Released back in 1987 The Great Giana Sisters was one of the finest 2D platform games ever made, a cheeky rip-off of the Super Mario series, designed for the home computer market, where thinly veiled 'tributes' to classic titles had been a fixture for several years. But programmer Armin Gessert and publisher Rainbow Arts were probably not prepared for the censorious fury of Nintendo. The game was apparently ripped from the shelves in a legal challenge and never seen again. Well, apart from the many homebrew updates, sequels and conversions that have proliferated on a number of platforms.

Well now it turns out that Gessert is working on an official DS version with his current studio Spellbound. It's being published by dtp and is set for release next June. From the (shakily translated) press release:

"In more than 80 levels, players experience all the great features of the original home computer version, as well as new features, that are kept exclusive for Nintendo DS. Players will have the Nintendo DS microphone as well as the touchpad, for instance."

And the good news continues - the new version will feature a remixed version of the original soundtrack by chiptune legend, Chris Huelsbeck."
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Old 09 December 2008, 23:42   #2
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funny remembering how nintendo hated it back then
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Old 12 December 2008, 15:18   #3
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Commercial GIANA SISTERS remake for DS soon !!!

found this article. sadly it is just in german.
new giana game to be released during april next year.
The original coder Armin Gessert is working on the remake.
Great news

http://gamgea.com/category/nds/
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Old 12 December 2008, 15:49   #4
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Very good pixelart but with different atmosphere than original.
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The irony...
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Old 12 December 2008, 16:56   #6
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Haha, isn't it?

Cool find Big-Byte!
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Released back in 1987 The Great Giana Sisters was one of the finest 2D platform games ever made

laugh? i cried.

how this piece of **** could ever be redeemed and classics forgottn i simply cant understand.

still, i dont like Mario either. Suffice to say, i will not be buying this for my DS.
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how this piece of **** could ever be redeemed and classics forgottn i simply cant understand.
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What Horace said.
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how this piece of **** could ever be redeemed and classics forgottn i simply cant understand.
I liked it (speaking about the C64 version, didn't like the Amiga version much) because it was fun to play and had nice music.
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I like GGS, but don't like the DS Now we only need someone who dislikes both
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Yep, i want to play Gianas Return on a TV screen. Never understood why the DS was so successfull with 2 displays and the awful plastic pen control.

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I like GGS, but don't like the DS Now we only need someone who dislikes both
if it helps, i have a DS, but i dont like it much!
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if it helps, i have a DS, but i dont like it much!
So I guess you win.
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So I guess you win.
Second that
I must admit I can't understand why they remake GGS instead of the original SMB
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Because a remade remake of a remake sounds "newer", then a sequel to a sequel of a sequel of a sequel of a sequel remake
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Because a remade remake of a remake sounds "newer", then a sequel to a sequel of a sequel of a sequel of a sequel remake
Excuse me sir, but I got lost Please help me
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Nintendogs eh

I have a PSP *cough is that worse*
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